CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of over 400 chemical compounds derived from Cannabis Sativa, interestingly enough, one of the first plants cultivated by humans. As early as 4,000 B.C. in China, cannabis was cultivated for its fibers to manufacture strings, ropes, textiles, and even paper. In India, the medical use of cannabis probably started around 1000 years B.C. In the Western world, the discovery of cannabinoid receptors in the brain, and of the Endocannabinoid System in the 1990’s brought it to the forefront of the scientific research scene.
Today, its surge in popularity comes from the fact that it offers significant medical benefits, without making people feel high. And those benefits are quite extraordinary: from thinking clearly to preventing most diseases. In spite of this, most health care practitioners don’t know much about CBD or hemp oil—hemp being a cannabis variety cultivated for its high CBD content and extremely low THC. Although CBD’s legal and regulatory status is still ambiguous, hemp-derived CBD products can be purchased in the US, which is still not the case with marijuana-derived CBD products.
My interview with Dr. Robban Sica, an expert in Integrative Medicine, provides an overview of the health and wellness benefits of hemp oil as well as recommendations on how to choose a hemp oil product safely and for maximum efficiency. Join me for an enlightening discussion that could possibly change your life!
~ Brigitte Mouchet
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